Operation Christmas Child
Every year Operation Christmas Child puts smiles on faces, bringing joy and hope to children in need with gift-filled shoe boxes lovingly packed by families, churches, schools and businesses throughout Australia and New Zealand.
For a number of years members of Rouse Hill Community Baptist Church have joined with those providing gift boxes for Operation Christmas child and also volunteered time to
assist with the packing of donated boxes ready for shipment to destinations overseas such as Vanuatu, Samoa, Fiji, PNG, Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia.
Last year we contributed 150 boxes to the collection.
Members were also involved over several months in the checking and packing of boxes at the warehouse before shipment.
In addition our Pastor Ric, his wife Jane, and other members of his family, travelled to Vietnam in Feb 2014 to distribute boxes to children and participate in other ministry activities.
We have included below an Operation Christmas Child video telling the story of the impact that one of the boxes sent from families in Australia had on a girl in Papua New Guinea who received it.
We hope this may encourage you to consider being involved, this year, in spreading hope and joy for Christmas to a child overseas.